The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
Frank Browning collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Frank Browning
- Dates of Creation1910-1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Frank Vernon Browning was born in 1882. He joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) as Petty Officer onboard the expedition ship Terra Nova. As a member of the shore party he served with the Northern Party (led by Victor Campbell), spending the first year at Cape Adare and the second year exploring and sledging along the Victoria Land coast. The party wintered for seven months in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island without adequate supplies before returning safely to the base at Cape Evans. He was awarded the polar medal for his part in the expedition.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to SPRI library Antarctic Bibliographies card index and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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